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WorkSafeBC imposes penalty and claims cost levy against Lakeland Mills Ltd.

WorkSafeBC imposes penalty and claims cost levy against Lakeland Mills Ltd.

WorkSafeBC has issued orders that include the imposition of an administrative penalty and a claims cost levy against Lakeland Mills Ltd., located in Prince George.

Health Care Professional Conference — Sept. 12

Health Care Professional Conference — Sept. 12

Clinical rehab providers: Get your registration in before the early-bird deadline, August 11.

WorkSafeBC response to report from administrator Gordon Macatee

WorkSafeBC response to report from administrator Gordon Macatee

WorkSafeBC has accepted the WorkSafeBC Review and Action Plan report released today by Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Responsible for Labour.

Cost Relief for Certain Compensable Consequences

Cost Relief for Certain Compensable Consequences

The Policy, Regulation and Research Division has prepared a discussion paper on Cost Relief for Certain Compensable Consequences for stakeholder review and comment.

WorkSafe Magazine - July/August

WorkSafe Magazine - July/August

In this issue: What you need to know about asbestos; Defibrillators play a life-saving role; Farmers flag dangerous spaces; and more.

Ironworkers Memorial Bridge — a video tribute

Ironworkers Memorial Bridge — a video tribute

On June 17, 1958, 19 men died and many others were injured when the Second Narrows Bridge suddenly collapsed. This video tells the story through the voices of several courageous survivors.

Compensation of Principals – Shareholder Dividends

Compensation of Principals – Shareholder Dividends

The Policy, Regulation and Research Division has prepared a discussion paper on the Compensation of Principals – Shareholder Dividends for stakeholder review and comment.

Bill 17, Heart Disease and Heart Injury Presumption for Firefighters

Bill 17, Heart Disease and Heart Injury Presumption for Firefighters

On May 28, 2014, the Board of Directors approved to rescind policy dealing with firefighters and heart injury as well as a consequential amendment to remove a cross-reference of that policy in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.  The policy changes were made to ensure consistency with changes to the Workers Compensation Act under Bill 17.

Discover the power of your data

Discover the power of your data

Your employer and industry data is now available online. It's up to you to keep your workplace safe. Back up your health and safety decision-making with data — your own, peer, and industry-level info.

WorkSafeBC issues annual report

WorkSafeBC issues annual report

On May 28, 2014 in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Minister Bond tabled the WorkSafeBC 2013 Annual Report and 2014-2016 Service Plan. The annual report provides an audited review of our performance objectives and financial statements.

Determination of Retirement Date for Permanent Disability Awards

Determination of Retirement Date for Permanent Disability Awards

On March 19, 2014, the Board of Directors approved amendments to policy item #41.00, Determination of Retirement Date for Permanent Disability Awards, in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.

Chapter 10 – Medical Assistance

Chapter 10 – Medical Assistance

On March 19, 2014, WorkSafeBC's Board of Directors approved amendments to policies in Chapter 10, the health care entitlement policies, in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.

Permanent Disability Evaluation Schedule

Permanent Disability Evaluation Schedule

On March 19, 2014, WorkSafeBC's Board of Directors approved amendments to the Permanent Disability Evaluation Schedule in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.

2014 public hearings

2014 public hearings

The Board of Directors approved public hearings to be held in June 2014 to consider proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.

NAOSH Week — May 4 to 10

NAOSH Week — May 4 to 10

The theme of this year's North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week is "Make Safety a Habit". See what's happening and how you can participate.

Confined spaces in agriculture

Confined spaces in agriculture

Resources to help agricultural workers and employers recognize confined spaces, identify potential hazards, and stay safe when working in or near these spaces.

Asbestos: be aware enforcement initiative

Asbestos: be aware enforcement initiative

From now until December 31, 2014, WorkSafeBC prevention officers will conduct planned inspections of single-family demolition worksites to ensure the safe removal of asbestos containing materials and compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.

Hearing test reports for employers now online

Hearing test reports for employers now online

If you’re an employer with workers who are exposed to hazardous noise, you can now get your hearing test reports online.

Statement by Diana Miles, Chief Operating Officer, WorkSafeBC, regarding 2012 fire and explosion at Lakeland Mills, Ltd.

Statement by Diana Miles, Chief Operating Officer, WorkSafeBC, regarding 2012 fire and explosion at Lakeland Mills, Ltd.

Two years ago the workplace at Lakeland Mill and the community of Prince George were devastated by the fire and explosion on the night of April 23, 2012.

2014 new or revised ACGIH Threshold Limit Values and BC OELs

2014 new or revised ACGIH Threshold Limit Values and BC OELs

The exposure limit for Ethylidene norbornene in the Table of Occupational Exposure Limits for Excluded Substances in Prevention Policy R5.48-1 was updated on April 7, 2014. Updated Prevention Manual pages are available.

WorkSafeBC imposes penalty and claims costs levy against Babine Forest Products Ltd.

WorkSafeBC imposes penalty and claims costs levy against Babine Forest Products Ltd.

WorkSafeBC has issued orders that include the imposition of an administrative penalty and a claims cost levy against Babine Forest Products Ltd.

Board of Directors decision on primary skin cancer and certain occupational exposures

Board of Directors decision on primary skin cancer and certain occupational exposures

At their meeting on March 19, 2014, the Board of Directors elected to make no changes to the presumption in Schedule B in favour of a worker who has developed primary cancer of the skin where there is prolonged contact with coal tar products, arsenic or cutting oils, or UV exposure.

WorkSafeBC Combustible Dust Initiative Overview

WorkSafeBC Combustible Dust Initiative Overview

On January 31, 2014, WorkSafeBC concluded a three-month inspection of all active sawmills across B.C.

Government Releases Dyble Review

Government Releases Dyble Review

Government has released its report into the fact pattern regarding issues raised as a result of WorkSafeBC’s investigation into the tragedy at Babine Forest Products.

WorkSafeBC releases Incident Investigation Report into Babine Forest Products explosion

WorkSafeBC releases Incident Investigation Report into Babine Forest Products explosion

WorkSafeBC releases its Investigation Report into the explosion and fire at Babine Forest Products, which took place on January 20, 2012.

WorkSafeBC Responds to Babine Forest Products' Families and Workers

WorkSafeBC Responds to Babine Forest Products' Families and Workers

Burns Lake, British Columbia, January 10, 2014: WorkSafeBC Director of Investigations, Jeff Dolan, participated in a meeting in Burns Lake where Crown Counsel announced that it will not be proceeding with charges against Babine Forest Products. Read Mr. Dolan’s full statement.

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